WWE Raw Rankings: Who Can Stop Braun Strowman?

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Welcome to the Raw Rankings for the Sep. 11 episode. Braun Strowman decimated both Brock Lesnar and John Cena on the road to No Mercy.

These are the Raw rankings for each division for this following week. Each division would be ranked based on storyline progression and win/loss record as of 2017. Also each division would be divided by contenders and pretenders, to differentiate the challengers in their respective division. I’ll also highlight a specific superstar in each division and explain their ranking based on their actions. Win/Loss record is provided by CageMatch.Net.

Each superstar or tag team can move up or down the rankings based on victory, defeat or storyline progression. Let’s see how the rankings shape up this week.

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The RAW Cruiserweight Division

Highlights of the division

Enzo Amore was the only cruiserweight to be featured on Raw, but that wasn’t the shocking part. He was a guest on Miz TV and subsequently faced off with the Miz in a non title match. That move right there is extremely huge for this division. Enzo is the first cruiserweight to face a main roster talent since the division inception.

This is could be what the competitors of 205 Live needed, to be considered on the same competing level with the rest of the Raw roster. Even Enzo’s verbal spat with the Miz was eye-opening and added legitimacy to what everybody has been complaining about: Enzo Amore doesn’t belong in the Cruiserweight Division. Will the WWE start booking guys like Cedric Alexander and Akira Tozawa against main roster competitors?

Rich Swann scored the decisive win in his trilogy bout against TJP in a very entertaining match. The feud between both former Cruiserweight Champions has had it’s ups and downs but it kept both men preoccupied, while the title picture was in flux. It looks like now that Rich Swann will be waiting to see who wins at No Mercy: either it will be Neville or Enzo Amore. As for TJP, frustration might boil down his character and it’ll force him to either continue being a snobby heel or a redeeming babyface.   

Meanwhile, for the rest of the division…

The craziest thing that happened at the end of 205 Live was the heel turn of Jack Gallagher. That was something nobody saw coming, especially after the feud he’s been entangled with the Brian Kendrick. Having him aligned with Kendrick and dismantle Cedric Alexander in the process is exactly what the show needs at this very moment. All three men have been floundering as title contenders for months now.

This moment is the perfect opportunity to see who will rise to the top. Will it be the resilient upstart Cedric Alexander, who has been held back multiple times to get to the top of the division this year. Or is it going to be Jack Gallagher, one of the top babyface in the division who just turned heel and formed an alliance with the Brian Kendrick. Will Kendrick manipulate Gallagher to do his bidding and try to get another title opportunity. So many avenues that the WWE could entertain, which is a huge plus for 205 Live.   

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Neville (22 Wins – 9 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Enzo Amore (11 Wins – 15 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Akira Tozawa (24 Wins – 7 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Jack Gallagher (21 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Rich Swann (20 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: TJP (19 Wins – 20 Losses)
  • Contender No. 6: Cedric Alexander (19 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Contender No. 7: The Brian Kendrick (13 Wins – 15 Losses)
  • Contender No. 8: Mustafa Ali (18 Wins – 16 Losses)
  • Contender No. 9: Ariya Daivari (11 Wins – 21 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Gran Metalik (11 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Drew Gulak (7 Wins – 20 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Tony Nese (13 Wins – 27 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Noam Dar (8 Wins – 26 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Lince Dorado (5 Wins – 17 Losses)